Heritage and Conservation

Protected Structures Record

Heritage and Conservation

A protected structure is a building, feature or structure of special interest that is protected for architectural, social, archaeological, technical, historical, cultural, artistic and scientific reasons. The protection includes the interior and exterior of the structure, and the lands and any other buildings within its boundary, unless otherwise determined by the Conservation Officer. 


Record of Protected Structures

The up to date list of Protected Structures in Fingal is set out in the Record of Protected Structures which is contained in Appendix 5 of the appendices of the Fingal Development Plan 2023-2029 The location of these Protected Structures are marked on the maps of the Fingal Development Plan 2023-2029 by a yellow circle containing a unique RPS number. If you need further details about the structure and its location you can contact the Fingal Conservation Officer, contact details are at the bottom of this page.

Structures are normally added to or deleted from the RPS when the Fingal County Development Plan is being reviewed, but the RPS can be amended at any time following a public consultation process and a decision by Fingal County Councillors.  

Guide to Protected Structures


Ownership of a Protected Structure

There is a duty on owners or occupiers of protected structures to prevent their building being harmed through damage or neglect.  Planning permission is also needed for all works that affect the character of a protected structure. This means that permission is needed for a wider range of works than would normally apply.  

You can obtain a list of the works for your property that do or do not require planning permission by asking for a Section 57 Declaration from the Fingal Conservation Officer. This service is free.

Section 57 Declaration Guidance Note

For information on what to do if Protected Structure badly damaged by fire, flood or storm, click here


Planning Application

Before lodging a planning application you should consult with the local Area Planner and the Conservation Officer.  Planning applications must also comply with the Validation Checklist 2017 for protected structures. If a building survey is required it must comply with the  Guidelines for Architectural Survey & Assessment.

Contact Us

Fingal Conservation Officer
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (01) 8906709